Your not-so-quiet night at the museum! Join the revelry every third Thursday of the month for live music, free programs, art activities and more…all just for adults!

August 17: It’s hard to believe that we can be nostalgic for the ‘90s – it feels like it was yesterday! But it’s been almost two decades since and we’ll be celebrating the decade that saw the birth of Destiny’s Child, the success of boy bands and Nirvana alike, shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, grunge style, and more. Dress up in your best ‘90s style, whether it’s grunge or Spice Girls-inspired!

Are you a performer, vendor, organization or just inspired and interested in making Third Thursdays amazing? Please contact us with your vision for getting involved.

That's So '90s!

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Ragged Heirs

You may recognize homegrown band Ragged Heirs from previous Third Thursdays. Back again, Ragged Heirs plays high energy, feel-good 90s anthems that you know you’ll be singing and dancing to!

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DJ Joe and Ice Kole

Our ever-popular Third Thursday DJs will be getting you on the dance floor and keeping you there. Between them and our ‘90s favorites, you won’t want to leave!

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96.5 The Buzz Prize Pack Giveaway

Some lucky Third Thursday visitor will win a prize package from 96.5 The Buzz that could include concert tickets, music downloads and swag.

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Lip Sync Battle 2.0

If you came to our ‘80s-themed Third Thursday, you’ll remember a lip sync battle for the ages. We’re bringing it back for a two-round ‘90s hits competition between Hartzell and Dannyboi of 96.5 the Buzz and Erika Baker, local performer and lip sync extraordinaire. Who will come out on top??

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GIF Booth from The Photo Bus

We can’t fit the The Photo Bus VW buses in our Bloch Lobby but it’s ok – their GIF booth is just as fun! Pose with some ‘90s quotes speech bubbles or time it perfectly for a boy band move.

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Charlotte Street Shirt Co.

Charlotte Street Shirt Company is back! You may remember the Third Thursday branded shirts they’ve created for previous themes like ’80s PROMenade and Glazed and Amused. See what they’ve created this time and past inspirations!

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Drop-in Art Activity: '90s Coloring Page

When you need a break from dancing, color in the custom ’90s-inspired coloring page that the talented Charlotte Street Shirt Company has created for you!

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Community Spotlight: Girls on the Run

A nonprofit after-school program for girls in grades 3rd -8th, Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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Gallery Hunt: '90s Edition

How did artists look at the human body in the 1590s to the 1990s? Find out by explore the museum through nine art stops through eight galleries that focus on artwork through the centuries. Pick up a guide in the Bloch Lobby at the volunteer info table!

Meet in Atkins Foyer

Artist in Residence: Archie Scott Gobber: In-Process Tour

Archie Scott Gobber currently lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri. Viewers appreciate his vivid and arresting works that play with words and text to deliver political and social commentary. Gobber received the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Visual Artists Award in 1998, and went on to mentor for the Foundation’s Studio Recipients program. For his Nelson-Atkins residency, Gobber has developed a project that highlights the museum’s collections through Pop-inspired “headlines” that disrupt traditional information delivery in a thought-provoking way.

*Note: tour time has been amended to 6-7 p.m.

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience.

Pop, Lock, and Bloch It

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